If you would run away somewhere away from home, a place where you find tranquil and bliss, where would you go? This question was something tough, a beach would go into my head where I will see the deep orange sun as it reaches it’s rock bottom, the waves as they dance through my feet, and the slacken feeling of sand as it trickles between your toes. Or plane rides in and out of the Philippines, the idea of being far away was soothing. I wanted adventure. But sometimes it isn’t just about beaches, plane rides, or relaxation, but it’s about Family.
After the consent of being allowed to set off on my own, the thrill has gotten into me. Finally, a week off all by myself with the company of people who I consider my family. Something you should know about my relatives is they welcome you with an embrace, amiable smiles, and a good-natured attitude. One of those places I find my gaiety is in my Tita Wilma’s place, which is a 30 minutes to an hour ride from home.
There I was welcomed by people close to my heart (Tito, Tita, and cousins) I was ecstatic, and so excited to finally grasp my independence in my head it was like, YES!! I’M FREE.THIS IS THE START OF FEELING LEGAL.But it was more than that, I have bosomed more with my cousins and learned how to blend with my surroundings. You see, I am not a morning person, waking up early and eating breakfast isn’t my thing, because I wasn’t fond of the idea of waking up as early I never tried it, to think that waking up early makes you make the most of your day is something I have come to realize. From 11 am to 8 am to 7 am to waking up earlier than them. Achievement Unlocked!
There my life revolved around jackstones, watching movies, going out with my older cousin, and making popol. Was it fun? No, it was more than fun. Walking and taking pictures of things was a great passivity too.
I guess, here I have felt my self worth. With my cousin and Tito who at my down times did their all to make sure I’d get over my melancholy state. Hugging me, telling me it’s gonna be okay. Because I wasn’t able to get a picture with my tito – meet my cousin, who stuck with me and made my stay something memorable, an adventure. Motorcycle and Jeep rides, walking even if she hates it, just for me.
Even if I didn’t have that beach sunset, or that sunset seen on a plane ride, or the sunset everyone dreams to see. I have seen a kind of sunset different from all other sunsets – the sunset of being with the people I love.
Here, I have loved, I have smiled, and I have met new people ( Hey Jerem and Tita Sally) and just like the song by One Republic, “I Lived.”